DO 11, s. 1988 – NMAT Cut-Off Score for the December 6, 1987 Examination

January 29, 1988
DO 11, s. 1988
NMAT Cut-Off Score for the December 6, 1987 Examination

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Deans of Medical Schools

  1. For the information and strict observance of all concerned, the following specific rules formulated by the Board of Medical Education concerning the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) and Certificate of Eligibility for Medicine (CEM) are made known:
    1. The cut-off score for the NMAT held on December 6, 1987 is 45th percentile or a standard mean score of 489, same as last year’s.
    2. A special NMAT examination will be held in Manila and Cebu City on April 24, 1988 for students who did not qualify in the December 6 examination as well as those who have not yet taken the NMAT. The same cut-off score of 45th percentile will be followed.
    3. Application forms for the April 24, 1988 NMAT may be obtained from the medical schools, the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) Manila, CEM Davao, and Iloilo City. These may be submitted between February 8, 1988 and March 25, 1988 to:
      The NMAT
      Center for Educational Measurement
      6th Floor Concorde Condominium
      Corner Salcedo and Benavides Sts.
      Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila
    4. In the screening of student-applicants for admission to the College of Medicine, medical schools are requested to give equal chances for selection to successful examinees of both the December 6th and April 24th NMAT examinations.
    5. Students who passed the NMAT last December 7, 1986 but were unable to enroll during the school year 1987-88, may still be considered for admission for school year 1988-89.
    6. Medical schools and DECS Regional Offices are reminded once again that in order to avoid submission of fake and tampered NMAT Individual Result Forms (IRF), NMAT scores obtained by students should be verified in the Master List of NMAT examinees provided by the Center for Educational Measurement.
    7. Only students who qualified in the National Medical Admission Test (NMAT) and who were duly issued the required Certificate of Eligibility for Medicine by the DECS should be considered for admission and/or enrolment for school year 1988-89.
    8. Under no circumstances shall temporary enrolment of non-NMAT qualified students and holding of sit-in and audit classes be allowed by this Office. Any medical school found to have violated this DECS policy on admission of medical students shall be dealt with accordingly.
    9. As provided in MECS Order No. 52, s. 1985 and MECS Order No. 3, s. 1986, only medical schools with approval from the Department of Education, Culture and Sports are authorized to give institutional admission test to student-applicants who have qualified in the NMAT.
  2. Dissemination of the contents of this Order to all concerned is enjoined.

References: MECS Orders: Nos. 52, s. 1985 and 3, s. 1986
Allotment: 1-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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